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A Silent Autistic World Unblocked!

The fiery scent of coconut oils and pungent spices of St. Catherine's Jamaica seems thousands of years away from Lena McCalla Njee's autistic classrooms of Augusta Street School, part of the Irvington High School system in New Jersey. Author of the two classic children's books <i>Ivan Gets a Dream …

What I Learned About Technology After Talking To A Bunch Of Teenagers This Weekend

And when their eyes weren't glued to the coolers of beer they couldn't drink, they were looking at their smartphones: swiping around and giggling about whatever appeared on their tiny screens.<p>So, I conducted a very unscientific poll about how these teens are using their gadgets.<p>Here's what I …

Drug prevention groups warn of new teen drug trend 'dirty...

Loading...<p><b>CHARLOTTE, N.C.</b> - Some local drug prevention groups said they are seeing a new trend when it comes to teens and drugs.<p>"I'm seeing what's …

Three Disturbing Trends That Can Land Your Teen in the ER... Or Worse

Sometimes I have to ask myself on an ER shift where do they come up with this stuff! The longer I practice the more crazy things I see, and now that I have a 16-year-old I find myself discussing things I never thought I would have to, let alone to a teenager, such as "don't drink hand</b> …

And Now, 972 Words from Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro is a legend, the one so many after him have tried—and ultimately failed—to emulate. He's also very cranky<p>Looking back—with the slightly battered perspective I would gain over three weeks spent trying to talk to Robert De Niro—perhaps I should have known better. Since he emerged in …

NoRedInk: A Fun Way to Teach Grammar to Kids

Grammar seems to be a forgotten art amongst today’s youth, but NoRedInk is a startup that wants to help change that. The simple Web app challenges school kids to fill in the blanks in sentences about celebrities, friends and interests, hopefully making the learning process a bit more relevant to …

Bedroom Ball Pit

A little magic in everyday.<p>I have an unwritten rule.<p>One fun thing everyday.<p>It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive or elaborate.<p>Just one new (or …

DIY Thumb Tack Sunburst Mirror | Kara Paslay Design

I really like the way it turned out. I feel like it added a bit of bling to the space! I especially love that it mimics the nailhead trim on the …

Food Stamp Cuts Would Deny Benefits To At Least 4 Million: CBPP

WASHINGTON -- A Republican proposal to cut food stamp spending by 5 percent would eliminate benefits for as many as 6 million Americans, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal D.C. think tank.<p>Republicans have said the forthcoming measure, which will …

Colleges give largest grants to wealthiest students

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What’s next for Assange, and the First Amendment, after the Manning sentencing?

With Bradley Manning receiving a 35-year prison sentence on Wednesday, observers of the WikiLeaks saga are wondering what’s next for Julian Assange, …

Why Meditation Helps: The Empirical Evidence

There's always been a weird cultural connotation around the word "meditation." First off, all it really means is mindfulness. And secondly, it's not all that hard to do. You can do it at home — in fact you probably should. And here's the hard evidence as to why:<p>Stronger Immune System<p>In a University …

7 Ways Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom

Millennials live and breathe on social media, so teachers are learning how to incorporate the medium into the classroom successfully.<p>In doing so, …

Pinterest VS. Tapiture Showdown Reveals Differences Between Women And Men, Many Baby Animals

Pinterest -- the land of cute crafts, wedding inspirations and Anne Geddes portraits -- is a highly feminine environment. An estimated 72 percent of Pinterest users are women -- and the site has over 70 million users as of July 2013.<p>People have tried to create a version of Pinterest that would …

No-Frill Thrills: The Rise of Minimalist Sex Apps

In January of last year, Roman Sidorenko and Alexander Kukhtenko had an idea to break their sexual dry spells the way they solved many of their other …

Old habits die hard: Yahoo introduces a brand-new browser toolbar

Much hay has been made around Yahoo's reinvigoration under CEO Marissa Mayer — the company has released some very solid mobile apps, improved Flickr, and of course there's that big Tumblr purchase. However, today's news shows that old habits really do die hard: Yahoo has just announced a new update …

Facebook Responds to Zuckerberg Profile Hack: Our Bad (Sorta)

If at first you don’t succeed, get a supervisor’s attention. Or, in this case, that of the chief executive officer.<p>A Palestinian hacker posted a …